By Ian Katusiime
In a new report to Parliament covering the period of July to December 2014, the Inspector General of Government (IGG) has revealed that the Ombudsman’s office received a total of 908 corruption complaints, most of which were against District Administrators.
During the period under review, the Inspectorate had a total workload of 7,144 complaints. This includes verification of leaders’ declarations. Out of these, 5,824 were brought forward from the previous reporting period. A total of 1,320 complaints were received or initiated by the Inspectorate of Government including 96 investigations that arose from audit reports.
The Inspectorate of Government receives complaints or initiates investigations into allegations of corruption, maladministration, breach of the Leadership Code of conduct and arrests, prosecutes and recommends administrative action on persons implicated.
Also, a total of 531 corruption complaints were investigated and completed. A total of 1,112 investigations and 25 verifications were completed while 130 complaints were processed and referred to other Institutions. The complaints registered by the Inspectorate of Government during the period reveal that still the most complaints received were those against District Administrators accounting for 22.3% of the total complaints received. Complaints against individual public officers ranked second accounting for 15.5% of the total complaints received. Complaints against Municipal Councils/Town Councils ranked third accounting for 9.8% of the total complaints received.